New Book Out by Walter F. Taylor Jr.
Who was Paul? What did he do? What did he write? Walter F. Taylor Jr. sets out to bring together a wealth of contemporary perspectives in a clear and accessible synthesis, bringing to bear on his subject the best of recent social-scientific and cultural-anthropological thinking on Paul.
"Think of a well-known but controversial public figure from the present or the past: Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Lady Gaga, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan. Each person has passionate supporters—and equally ardent opponents. Paul, an early Christ-believing missionary, apostle (or “messenger”), theologian, and author, has elicited the same kind of sharply opposed reactions. Over the centuries, he has been appreciated as the most important apostle and vilified as virtually the Antichrist."
Paul: Apostle to the Nations was released by Fortress Press on September 15, 2012. This and other faculty books are available in the Steeple People Book Store on campus.